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  • Our Fleet




    Chicago’s Classic Lady

    • Holds up to 250 guests (wedding max 200)
    • $1200 - $1400/hour
    • Extra-large upper deck
    • Two full-service bars available
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    Chicago’s Leading Lady

    • Holds up to 250 guests (wedding max 200)
    • $1200 - $1400/hour
    • Extra-large upper deck
    • Two full-service bars available
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    Chicago’s First Lady

    • Holds up to 150 guests (wedding max 100)
    • $1100 - $1240/hour
    • Formal salon sitting area
    • Two full-service bars available
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    Chicago’s Fair Lady

    • Holds up to 125 guests (wedding max 100)
    • $1000 - $1200/hour
    • Upper deck perfect for dancing
    • Two full-service bars available
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    Chicago’s Little Lady

    • Holds up to 80 guests (wedding max 60)
    • $1000 to $1200/hour
    • Popular for intimate gatherings
    • Open-air upper deck
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    Lady Grebe

    • Holds up to 6 guests
    • $1550 for 2 hours
    • Premium beverages included
    • Perfect for VIP occasions
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    Chicago's Emerald Lady

    • The newest member of our fleet!
    • Holds up to 250 guests (wedding max 200)
    • $1200 - $1400/hour
    • Extra-large upper deck
    • Two full-service bars available
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    Beverage Options

    We carry a full premium bar and offer five bar packages with custom and upgrade beverage options to fit every need. Let us know how you envision your Chicago party cruise and our bar manager will help you craft an exceptional beverage package suited to your needs.

    • Steward Package$14 per person
    • Soft Drinks (Coca-Cola Products - Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite), Juices (Lemonade, Orange, Cranberry & Pineapple), Iced Tea

    • First Mate Package$32 per person
    • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer (Miller Lite, Revolution Craft Beer), Summer Wines (Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Pinot Noir)

    • Captain Package$36 per person
    • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer, Bottled Beer (Corona, Blue Moon, Coors Light, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Right Bee Cider), Summer Wines, Barton Vodka, Gin, Rum & Whiskey, Montezuma Tequila, Burnett's Raspberry Vodka, Calypso Coconut Rum

    • Commodore Package$40 per person
    • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer, Bottled Beer, Summer Wines, Tito’s Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Myers’s Dark Rum, Espolòn Tequila, Dewar’s Scotch, Jim Beam Bourbon, Templeton Rye Whiskey, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

    • Admiral Package$46 per person
    • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer, Bottled Beer, Wines (Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Merlot), Korbel Champagne, Grey Goose Vodka, Tito’s Vodka, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Hendrick's Gin, Bacardi Rum, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Myers’s Dark Rum, Don Julio Tequila Blanco, The Macallan Double Cask Scotch 12 Year, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Templeton Rye Whiskey

    Bar Basics

    • One complimentary bartender included for up to 70 guests
    • Additional bartender fees apply based on guest count
    • One bartender maximum on Little Lady
    • Additional beverage options and enhancements available
    • Cash and consumption bars available on select days and times, please inquire
    • All packages provide open bar service

    Package + Upgrade Options

    Beverage Options

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    Catering Options

    • Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
    • Cafe Ba-ba-reeba logo

      Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is Chicago's original Spanish restaurant, featuring authentic Spanish cuisine including tapas, pintxos (bite-sized appetizers) and the classic rice dish, paella. The menu is designed for guests to share, and experience a variety of tastes and flavors.

      Contact: Emily McCauley
      (773) 935-5000
      [email protected]
      cafebabareeba.com

      View sample dinner menu
      View sample lunch menu

    • Mon Ami Gabi
    • Mon Ami Gabi

      Mon Ami Gabi's offers a contemporary take on classic French cuisine, featuring a variety of sweet and savory passed canapés served in small portions, allowing you to explore all the different flavors of France.

      Contact: Katie Lamb
      (773) 935-5000
      [email protected]
      monamigabi.com

      View sample dinner menu
      View sample lunch menu

    • Entertaining Company
    • Entertaining Company

      With their artistic presentation, seamless execution and unwavering attention to detail, Entertaining Company appeals to people who appreciate an artful approach to cuisine.

      Contact: Denise Robinette
      (312) 406-9757
      [email protected]
      entertainingcompany.com

      View sample menu

    • Harry Caray’s Catering & Events
    • Harry Caray's logo

      Named for the late renowned baseball announcer, Harry Caray’s offers unparalleled service, whether you choose Italian, Southwestern, Backyard BBQ or Steakhouse classics.

      Contact: Nicole Irsuto
      (312) 595-2206
      [email protected]
      harrycarays.com

      View sample menu

    • Summer House Santa Monica
    • Summer House Logo

      Summer House Santa Monica presents an escape to the warmth and laid-back vibes of the West Coast. The menus are California inspired and focus on locally sourced ingredients, market-driven dishes, and seasonal specialties.

      Contact: Helen Tsilora
      (773) 634-4100
      [email protected]
      summerhousesm.com

      View sample dinner menu

    • Gino’s East
    • Ginos East

      Gino's East is famous for our Chicago Style Deep Dish pizza. With our rich, chunky tomato sauce and gooey mozzarella cheese, these pizzas will make memories! We also offer other salad, classic sandwiches, and pasta options. Our catering representative will be happy to help you create a custom menu for your group.

      Contact: Madeleine Olson
      (312) 266-3337
      [email protected]
      ginoseast.com

      View sample menu

       

    Excellence and experience

    We enjoy long-term relationships with acclaimed gourmet catering partners who are committed to crafting a menu inspired by you. French, Italian, Spanish, steakhouse or finger food - you choose the menu, knowing the results will always be delicious! Excellence and experience are the keys to our success—and the success of your event. We're one of the most unique Chicago private party locations, and we have the food and service to match.

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    Preferred Vendors

    Enhance Your Evening With These Recommended Vendors

    • Photo & Video
    • Becky Brown Photography
      A Chicago based wedding photographer who specializes in modern weddings.
      773-609-2778
      [email protected]
      beckybrownphotography.com

      Couple of Dudes Photography 
      A collective of like-minded creatives offering excellent photography and affable personalities at your event. It's like adding a friend to your guest list!
      Contact: Joe Tighe
      312-480-6956
      [email protected]
      coupleofdudes.com

      Dennis Lee Photography
      A native Chicagoan with an eye for catching the moment that tells the story.
      773-321-6463
      [email protected]
      dennisleephoto.com

      Fotio
      Fotio looks like a vintage camera and has a real-time slideshow instead of print-outs.
      Contact: Nick Harvey
      309-657-3674
      [email protected]
      fotio.co

      George Street Photo & Video
      Receive a photo and video package that will capture your memories forever. Contact for an exclusive George Street Photo & Video offer.
      866-831-4103
      [email protected]
      georgestreetphoto.com

      Greenkey Photography & DJ Services
      We specialize in Engagement, Wedding, and Family Photography, as well as DJ Services for your big day.
      773-663-0510
      [email protected]
      greenkeyphotography.com

      Jana Blue Photography
      Intimate and minimalist style focusing on those subtle and mysterious elements that invoke feelings of magic and awe.
      224-489-2815
      [email protected]
      janabluephotography.com

      MERLO MEDIA
      Arrange a photobooth to let your guests take home a fun memento of your event.
      773-859-9999
      [email protected]
      merlomedia.com

      Prudence Photography
      Our vibrant work is a testament to our years of experience in capturing priceless moments that won't cost you an arm and a leg. We are very flexible with pricing and can offer a great discount when you book photo and video!
      Contact: Ty Acierto
      773-562-9476
      [email protected]
      prudencephotography.com

      Stephanie Maurie Photography
      Since 2008, Stephanie has been creating authentic, organic images full of life, light, movement, and natural expression. She loves being able to capture every client's unique beauty, and the bond they share with their loved ones.
      Contact name: Stephanie Maurie
      630-401-6572
      [email protected]

      https://www.stephmphoto.com/

      Tamar Productions
      For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting-edge events. A small selection of our services include: decor, corporate branding, portable photo booths, casino or lawn games, DJs/musicians, actors/greeters, Cirque performers, and more!
      Contact: Mackenzie Albertson
      773-880-1000
      [email protected]
      tamarproductionsinc.com

      Ueda Photography
      Fresh, discreet, photojournalistic coverage for your event.
      Contact name: Romulo Ueda
      608-228-7770
      [email protected]
      uedaphotography.com

    • Decor & Flowers
    • Cattails Florist
      Contact: Lisa Atterberry
      773-486-1621
      cattailsflowers.com

      The Festive Frog
      The Festive Frog provides unique tabletop rental solutions, for an elevated aesthetic. Offerings including a vast array of fine china, flatware & gorgeous vintage barware. We like to think of our tabletop rentals not only as functional but also as exciting & memorable decor for your event.
      Contact: Kendell DeBoom
      847-987-1711
      [email protected]
      or: Jane McClenahan
      847-769-4335
      [email protected]
      thefestivefrog.com

      Flowers for Dreams
      Wedding and event company that hand curates flowers at local markets each day to create fresh, unique bouquets and arrangements. Every purchase benefits a local charity.
      Contact: Michael Zucker
      312-620-1410
      [email protected]
      flowersfordreams.com

      Luxe Productions
      Premier event lighting, projection, photobooth & DJ services.
      Contact: Jamie Grossman
      312-898-1752
      [email protected]
      luxeproductions.com

      Mariano's (Lakeshore East) Florist Department
      Beautiful flower arrangements and event centerpieces for every budget, delivery available.
      312-228-1349
      333 E. Benton Place
      marianos.com

      Tamar Productions
      For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting-edge events. A small selection of our services include: decor, corporate branding, portable photo booths, casino or lawn games, DJs/musicians, actors/greeters, Cirque performers, and more!
      Contact: Mackenzie Albertson
      773-880-1000
      [email protected]
      tamarproductionsinc.com

    • Entertainment
    • Aloha Chicago
      Greet your guests with leis, hula dancers, Polynesian fire dancers and more with Aloha Chicago.
      847-910-2254
      [email protected]
      alohachicago.com

      Arlen Music Productions
      Arlen Music is a Chicago-based entertainment company that specializes in providing live customized music for special events. Winner of the 2015-2018 Best Band by Make It Better Magazine, Arlen Music is recognized as the leader and trendsetter within the Chicago special event industry.
      847-869-8826
      [email protected]
      app.arlenmusic.com/arlen-music-productions

      DJ Dustin Harris
      DJ for weddings, private parties, and clubs.
      Contact: DJ Dustin Harris
      312-405-0323
      [email protected]
      dustinharris.biz

      DJ Greg Corner
      The Chicago-based DJ who played President Barack Obama’s 50th birthday party at the Aragon Ballroom.
      Contact: DJ Greg Corner
      [email protected]
      greg-corner.com

      DJ Tess
      DJ for private events.
      djtess.com

      Felix and Fingers
      Dueling pianos bring the fun!
      (815) 245-3623
      [email protected]
      felixandfingers.com

      Greenkey Photography & DJ Services
      We specialize in Engagement, Wedding, and Family Photography, as well as DJ Services for your big day.
      773-663-0510
      [email protected]
      greenkeyphotography.com

      Green Line Talent
      Green Line Talent is female-owned boutique DJ and Musician Agency. We are super hands-on, and hire our DJs and solo musicians, not only because they're talented, but because they are actually the kind of people we wouldn't mind having at our own parties! And since Sounding Good is just as important as Doing Good, we donate a portion of our profits each year to animal rescue. Planning a wedding and not sure where to start? If you haven't yet, take our Quiz, and we'll send over some suggestions.
      312-248-3505
      [email protected]
      greenlinetalent.com

       

      HYE Demand Entertainment
      We are Chicagoland's premier entertainment company specializing in providing a unique, memorable and individual experience to take your event to the next level with our DJ's, Radiant Photobooths, Photographers and more. From preparation, inception to execution, we will be on point to help and guide you to your perfect event or project. 
      847-915-2372 

      hdechicago.com 
      [email protected] 

      Josh Holmes
      Guitar and Vocals. Watch the video to see Josh perform on Chicago's Classic Lady!
      Contact: Mary Rothe
      312-371-9001
      [email protected]

      KIEFFER Photography & DJ Services
      Ensure memorable photographs and enlivening music from one trusted vendor.
      312-543-3501
      [email protected]
      kiefferphotography.com

      Mac Dralle
      New aged folk Americana - guitar & vocals.
      Contact: Mac Dralle
      847-732-0922
      [email protected]
      macdralle.com

      Luxe Productions
      Premier event lighting, projection, photobooth & DJ services.
      Contact: Jamie Grossman
      312-898-1752
      [email protected]
      luxeproductions.com

      Paris Swing
      Lively, elegant and fun swing band using 3 to 7 pieces for cocktails, dinner, and dancing.
      Contact: Eddie Harrison
      708-218-4208
      [email protected]
      parisswing.net

      Tamar Productions
      For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting-edge events. A small selection of our services include: decor, corporate branding, portable photo booths, casino or lawn games, DJs/musicians, actors/greeters, Cirque performers, and more!
      Contact: Mackenzie Albertson
      773-880-1000
      [email protected]
      tamarproductionsinc.com

      True Sounds Entertainment
      We're an award-winning DJ company on a mission to provide the best Wedding DJ service. We have an attractive DJ setup, are committed to using the highest quality gear, always carry onsite backup gear and are continually improving and growing as a company.
      Contact: DJ Sammy
      708-913-3115
      [email protected]
      truesoundsentertainment.com

      U.S. Poker & Casino
      Casino night parties are a great way to entertain your employees, attendees, and guests for a fun night out they'll be sure to remember.
      Contact: Jeff Durocher
      888-525-7183
      [email protected]
      uspokercasinoparties.com

    • Transportation
    • Mid-America Charters
      Charter buses to transport your group safely and comfortably.
      Contact: Rob & Kara Bingham
      800-323-0312
      bus-charter.com

    • Wedding Services

    • Wedding Planners

      Backyard Soiree Weddings and Events
      Serving the Midwest and beyond for 20+ years. We reverently promise a joyful journey to I Do and gladly guarantee your best day ever.
      Contact: Kelly Delamater | Owner, Lead Planner and Designer
      815-703-0006
      [email protected]
      backyardsoiree.com

      Crystal Williams
      Day-of onsite wedding coordinator.
      708-674-2458
      [email protected]

      Ceremony Clergy

      Rev. Dr. Christine Vogel
      773-318-1983
      [email protected]

      Rev. Daniel Harris
      [email protected]

      Wedding Cakes

      Bittersweet Pastry Shop
      Beautiful wedding cakes, as well as delicious sweet table options, with delivery available.
      Contact: Nancy Drogosz
      Office: 773-929-1131 Mobile: 773-999-0303
      [email protected]
      bittersweetpastry.com

      Nothing Bundt Cakes
      Creative, budget-friendly wedding cakes that can be delivered.
      Contact: Katie Bein
      773-697-9263
      [email protected]
      nothingbundtcakes.com

      Sweet Mandy B's
      Delicious cakes, cupcakes & more available for pickup or delivery
      773-244-1174
      sweetmandybs.com

    Our Recommendations

    Chicago's First Lady Cruises has long-term relationships with these excellent vendors as added options for your special private party cruise aboard our fleet. You don’t need to use these specialists to enhance your Chicago dinner cruise or private corporate event; however, we are familiar with their work and can recommend their services.

    Make part of your private party cruise a Chicago architecture tour when you add the insight of a certified volunteer docent of the Chicago Architecture Center to your evening for an additional donation.

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    Our wedding this past weekend was storybook. The food was dynamite and our guests raved they hadn’t had anything that fantastic at a wedding EVER. Thank you!
    - Angela L



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